Title: My Gun Is Quick Summary: A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to... Directed by: Victor Saville, George White Actors: Production Company: Parklane Pictures Inc. Release Date: August 1957 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to be part of a cache of jewelry stolen by the Nazis during World War II and smuggled out of France after the war by an American army colonel. The private eye decides to try to find the ring, is hired by the former colonel to find the rest of the jewels, and runs up against a murderous French gang that is also looking for the jewels.
April 16, 2021 Subject:
Entertaining Flick of you like Noir tough guy films
Robert Bray plays an over the top P.I. not afraid to beat the truth out of a suspect as he does with a guy threatening Red, an unlucky dancer, who winds up dead, as does another dancer and an innocent mute Frenchmen.
The dialogue and action feels a little forced at times, but you have to remember this is how Micky Spillane wrote his character, Mike Hammer.
And Velma, played by Pamela Duncan. oh my, its hard to believe a woman's waist could be so narrow, while the rest of her is not. If she were my secretary, I'd spend more time in the office.
The plot is predictable and I didn't have to work too hard to see who was behind the murders.
Still, it was entertaining, and my idea of a good Noir picture.
November 22, 2020 Subject:
Good start, but...
The beginning is quite interesting, even sensible (a wonderful first scene of frienship an humanity in a crumy joint) and, for a fan of Marylin Monroe, it it amazing to see Robert Bray who plays so well the bus driver in "Bus Stop". But... it turns on very common and not at the level of another story about the same private detective Mike Hammer -- "I, the jury" -- with an excellent Biff Elliot. To bad...
October 15, 2019 Subject:
Quick Gun, Quick Fists, Fast Women
An entertaining murder/theft mystery film from a book by Mickey Spillane. I've never read any of Spillane's books, so I can only assume after watching two Mike Hammer movies - this one and "I...The Jury" - that these films are accurate translations to the screen of Spillane's hard-boiled private detective Hammer. The plots are cookie-cutter style - blink once and you might be in another Hammer film. While I preferred Biff Elliot's Hammer, here he is well played by Robert Bray, as a slightly less vicious, slightly more philosophical go-getter, who typically, gets overheated by a death - here the death of a beautiful prostitute with whom he became friends during a 15 minute chat in a coffee shop. This leads to encounters with thugs, hitmen, small-time crooks, thieves, and two different parties trying to get their hands on some jewels smuggled out of Nazi Germany. Along the way he meets nothing but beautiful, promiscuous women who fall for him at once, and often soon wind up dead, while he soon winds up in fights. All the supporting players are good enough and the women attractive enough. If it were 10-15 minutes shorter, it might have been a bit better - long car chases, boat rides and a certain amount of filler could have been done without. But, a few twits and turns - as always - keep one interested and help move the action along.